Category : Lawn Care
Having a small yard can be hard to accept if we love to spend time outdoors enjoying it but there are many simple landscaping and lawn care tips that can be done to create the illusion of more space where there is none. Some of them simple while others might be a bit more challenging.
Landscaping includes using the right trees for a smaller yard are key to making it appear bigger. The softscaping technique of using trees that grow tall rather than wide and maintain a thin shape won’t devour all the space in a yard. This softscaping method will also draw the eyes upwards instead of out when the yard is viewed. Lawncare is also important since an overgrown or out of control yard can create density.
Unless it is necessary to have a fence, avoiding a fence can create the illusion of more yard. It creates a trick of the eye that makes the open space outside of the yard appear to be part of it. Even though that outside area may belong to a neighbor, farm, field, park or other areas, it creates expansion.
Small and Functional Furnishings
Choose the furnishings that will be placed in the yard wisely. Selecting smaller pieces of furniture that will fit better into the smaller landscape can create the illusion of more space because less is being occupied by bulky furniture. Also selecting furniture that can be easily folded up, disassembled or put away allows for more room as necessary.
Take a cue from warm weather dwellers who maintain homes that seem to have a flow from inside to outside will create a bigger feel to a small yard. The use of sliding doors and softscaping ideas such as flowering plants can give the optical illusion that there is more space than what is there.
Tiers and Levels
Hardscaping that includes multiple levels can create trick the eyes into thinking there is more space because the landscape is ascending or descending. Perhaps a patio table descends to a tier with a chair or two and a firepit, then the next level some plantings. These hardscaping tiers can also function as extra spots for guests to hang out, mingle, set a drink down or lean against while enjoying the beauty of a small yard. This type of hardscaping project takes a bit more time and energy to create but can be well worth the effort.
While having a small yard can be inconvenient for parties and get-togethers, it is easy to create an illusion and trick those who view it into believing it is larger than it is. With a few minor adjustments in lawn care and landscaping, a small yard can feel large.